GUNTUR: Supreme Court judge Jasti Chelameswar stressed the competitive skills among the students as this generation was given a challenge to build a new and vibrant state and appealed to them to face the challenges.
Addressing the students here at the GMCANA auditorium on the occasion of the second convocation ceremony of Vignan University, he said the development level of the state was not in tune with the potential of the human resources available in this part of the country and pointed that the generation should take up the challenge and emerge as champions. He also stated that this world had all kinds of problems such as social, political and economic and added that the knowledge, acquired so far, will certainly afford some basic equipment in facing this cruel world.
He also stressed duties and obligations to the mankind and pointed that current generation was the beneficiary of the toils of the previous generations.
“Remember that no society respects thieves and fraudsters. Be contributors and servers, society will seek you and respect you,” he added.
MYS Prasad, director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota (SDSC-SHAR), who received the doctorate degree from Vignan University for his immense contribution to the development of India’s space technology, on the occasion said, “Country needs a large number of engineers as there is a dire need for development of agriculture, health and infrastructure sectors.”
Later, he stressed the significance of team work to produce a generous outcome. He also termed the honour as a privilege and congratulated the students on the successful completion of their respective courses. “Be honest, don’t look for quick money,” he advised.
Yarlagadda Lakshmi Prasad, chairman of AP Hindi Academy, said that challenging skills were very essential to survive in this competitive world and underscored the performance of Vignan alumni, as many of them are currently employed in countries like the US, the UK, Austalia and Germany. He also showered praises on L Rathaiah for his vision in providing quality education to the students.
Lavu Rathiah, founder and chairman of Vignan institutions, said as a newly formed state, “We are facing many challenges that are to be resolved on a short and long-term basis,” and stressed the need to develop human resource, which is key for development of any society. He also cited the late poet Gurajada Apparao for his words “Desamante matti kadoi; Desamuante manushuloye,” and later urged the students to focus on developing people besides the dream of rebuilding a progressive and developed state. “Learn to have sublime faith in yourself even if the entire world is on the other side,” he concluded.
As many as 806 graduates and 229 post- graduates were awarded degrees at the convocation. Nine students, who excelled in their respective streams, were awarded with the gold medal by Jasti Chelameswar.
University chancellor K Ramamurthy Naidu, vice-chancellor MSC Bose, registrar MS Raghunathan, HoDs, faculty members and students along with their parents were present.